Dr. Patrick J. Guffey, chief medical information officer at Children’s Hospital Colorado, is on a mission to get rid of pagers.

Most are not HIPAA compliant. There’s no link from pager to the EHR without manual transcription. It’s another device physicians have to carry in addition to their smartphones, Guffey said. 

But most physicians carry one anyway. 

“Use of pagers is very widespread in healthcare,” he said.

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